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Kuwaiti poet arrested for insulting emir

Jamal al-Sayer's apparent arrest came after he tweeted that Kuwait's rulers were violating the constitution.
Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah

Jamal al-Sayer, a well-known poet in Kuwait, has been arrested on charges of insulting the Gulf country’s leader and tweeting “fake news,” his family told news outlets. 

Sayer’s nephew and attorney, Muhannad al-Sayer, told Reuters that the poet was detained on charges of "insulting the emir, spreading fake news that could harm the state's image and misusing his mobile phone.” 

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